Topher Grace is going traditional. The That ’70s Show actor and his wife, actress Ashley Hinshaw, recently purchased a classic 1940s traditional home in La Cañada Flintridge for $2.975 million, just one month after listing their Studio City home of two years for $2.695 million. (The Studio City residence, located in the Fryman Canyon area, was a midcentury home). Their new abode spans nearly 4,000 square feet and includes four bedrooms and five bathrooms, all bearing quaint d etails like exposed brick, molded ceilings, and hardwood floors throughout.
The house’s exterior sets the tone with a horseshoe-shaped driveway leading up to a covered front porch, and picture windows with black shutters greeting guests. The home opens onto a front foyer and an adjacent living room with a brick fireplace and ample natural light. A formal dining room and a family room with a high vaulted ceiling are located elsewhere on the ground floor, with a set of French doors leading out from both the kitchen and the family room out onto the backyard. A mudroom just off the family room is lined with floor-to-ceiling French windows and plenty of cabinet space on the opposite wall.
The master suite, located on the second floor, has its own classic brick fireplace and lots of built-in shelves for displaying books, mementos, and photos; a set of French doors opens onto a spacious private balcony overlooking the grassy yard below. A second-floor wraparound deck accessible from other bedrooms also gives the home plenty of outdoor lounging space, with mature trees providing shade. One level down is a game room/den and a sauna; out back, in addition to a brick-framed swimming pool and spa, there is a firepit, plenty of lawn, and even a swing hanging from one of the larger mature trees.
Grace’s previous home was a single-story with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with a similarly simple backyard setup of a pool and a well-manicured lawn, with one enviable exception: an outdoor shower. The actor previously owned a secluded bungalow above Sunset Strip that he bought from actor-musician Jesse Metcalfe for $1.6 million in 2006 and sold for $1.7 million in 2015. Grace also sold his two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo for $860,000 in 2017 right around the same time that he sold a West Village apartment for $4.2 million, nearly double the price that he paid for it in 2004, which was $2.2 million.